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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
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Message 11 of 15 (1,494 Views)

Re: TS200 RAID option

can't argue that.   i was simply pointing out the reason behind why drives are restricted.

 

if the RAID card does indeed have something in the firmware preventing non-approved drives (a detail that i'm not sure about at this point in time) then the solution would be to source a different controller card.   you could always sell the original card online or keep it as a spare for another system you've deployed.

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Message 12 of 15 (1,486 Views)

Re: TS200 RAID option

I think you may be right.

 

Either buy a new card or is it possible I wonder to re flash the card with LSI rather than the Lenovo firmware.  I have done this with Dell PERC cards many times converting to AMI firmware to get round limitations with the Dell firmware,

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Re: TS200 RAID option

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the ServeRAID M1015 is an LSI 9240-8i with a different firmware revision.   if it will accept an LSI factory firmware then your plan might be successful.   the bigger question is if the ThinkServer BIOS is willing to accept non-approved RAID cards (since the flash would essentially turn it from an "IBM" card into an "LSI" card).   right now, i don't know the what the BIOS expects.

 

 

(edit: typo)

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Message 14 of 15 (1,394 Views)

Re: TS200 RAID option

Problem solved.

 

RAID BIOS flashed with LSI firmware, all works correctly now.

 

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Message 15 of 15 (831 Views)

Re: TS200 RAID option

can anyone explain LSI flash procedure and is there rollback to lenovo firmware?

thanks